Thursday, 19 July 2012
Tuesday wasn't too bad a day and we took the opportunity to do some more weeding and harvesting on the plot. Our harvesting details are recorded here.
We decided on a day out on Wednesday and made a trip into North Yorkshire and the Dales National Park. We headed up to the famous Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle Railway line. It was breezy and cold up at the viaduct with the low cloud clipping the tops of the surrounding hillsides.
Up on the tops the streams were full to bursting with water and the effects of weeks of heavy rainfall were easy to see in rapidly flowing rivers and flooded pasture land and fields.
We had lunch in Hawes before going on to investigate some of the higher points on the Settle to Carlisle Railway including the highest main line railway station in England at Dent which is 1150 feet above sea level.
We did have some concerns when Sue spotted this young rabbit happily sitting in the middle of the tracks in line for a nasty confrontation with an oncoming train.
I’d visions of mangled rabbit and a very upset Sue. Fortunately the rabbit saw sense and hopped out of the way at the last minute much to the relief of all concerned. There aren't any pictures of the train as Sue was far too concerned about what was going to happen to the rabbit.
Heading home and coming down out of the hills the weather started to improve with the clouds lifting and the sun coming out.
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